Monday May 27, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part II: Can Full of Sky


PARA: What you said to Murtaugh... is that true?

LIZ: Absolutely.  I studied memetics, linguistics, and sociology, so when I see a tradition that's new to me, I grab the handbrain and do some research.

PARA: And the part about the power-grab, is that what's going on with Murtaugh?

LIZ: She might not be conscious of it, but the science suggests that's exactly what she's doing.

PARA: Okay... science?  You said "memetics, linguistics, and sociology."

LIZ: Thanks.  That particular meme is the reason my degree landed me a job slinging fast food.